oa Agriprobe - Experiences of working with graduate interns - people on the move

Volume 16 Number 3
  • ISSN : 1810-9799



I, Dr Swatson, used to have a career master plan, which I updated regularly. After my BScHons in Agriculture I did a master’s degree in animal and poultry science and then a doctorate at the University of Natal. Thereafter, I was a post-doctoral fellow at the Centre for Rural Development at the University of Venda. The aim was to get the best job, support my resource poor family and community, contribute to the body of knowledge in agriculture and retire someday. But times have changed. For our graduates to survive today in the rapidly changing global village, they have to learn to manage a career and life in a changing workplace influenced by the Fourth Industrial Revolution. My advice to graduate interns in Agricultural Skills Development (ASD) is that there is no magic formula. If you have ambitions of reaching the top, then the best person to help you get there is you.

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